Study Abroad

Study abroad programs, such as those at the schools listed below, involve substantial academic work – a year or a semester or an intensive experience equal to a course – and considerable interaction between the student and the culture.

In spring 2013 we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of study abroad programs. Colleges and universities that were mentioned most often are listed here, in alphabetical order.

American University

Washington, DC

Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

Beloit College

Beloit, WI

Boston University

Boston, MA

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Centre College

Danville, KY

College of St. Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Davidson College

Davidson, NC

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Elon University

Elon, NC

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

New York University

New York, NY

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

St. John's University

Collegeville, MN

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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